Saturday, February 28, 2009

An Amazing Piece of Artwork

This 1" thick slab of Petrified wood (believe it or not) was cut out, ground, and polished into an amazing piece of artwork! I was so taken by this I would have purchased it and hung it on my wall at home but it was almost $7,000. We went to Banff for the weekend to take the boys snowboarding and when we were walking through the main streets of town we found this awesome Gem/Fossil shop... and this is where I fell in love!!! The colors were deep and rich and filled with the earth. I would love to do our countertops in our kitchen with this but it's just not feasible for obvious reasons. Bummer!
Which reminds me... amazingly enough we are still not finished all our renovations! Randy and I are STILL in negotiations as to what we want our countertops made out of - I want Granite and he would rather put in something easier and less money. We are almost finished the hardwood going up the stairs but the weather has stopped us from finishing the wood varnishing... one day we will get there but I am in no hurry really. I know that when we are all finished we will have what we want. We have really opened up our house with the renovations we did do... taking out pony walls and laying down hardwood floors and we are just determining which rails we are going to put in the stairwell - we are thinking we are going to go with metal rails as they are the thinnest and will keep the spaces we made full of light.
Randy cut a big window hole in Ben's room overlooking the stairwell because Ben wanted more light (or Randy wanted to cut a big hole in the wall! LOL) and he has framed it in... now we are negotiating whether we are going to put shutters or glass bricks in that space. I am aiming for glass bricks because that will also cut out some of the noise of Ben's music while we are watching a movie in the family room. Ah the joys of life! LOL
All in God's timing! Amen
Hugs to all

What The World Needs More

Michelle from Creative Treasures had this posted on her blog and I loved it so much that I really wanted to post it on my blog too. Thanks Michelle for sharing it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Foot Fun With My Boys

I was sitting on the couch doodling my normal doodles when I suddenly looked over and saw a blank canvas before me ~ my son's foot! He giggled and then said, 'okay fine'... so I began to draw a funny hippy chick on his foot. He then doodled on my foot all the 'I love you's'. After that Ben came up and plopped his bare foot upon my lap and I went to work on another little funny character with a mustache. That was when Josh brought out my Copic Markers and hid my other foot behind a pillow and started coloring my foot ~ he made sure I couldn't see it until he finished! When he was done I had a colorful camouflaged foot. Life is too short not to have fun~especially with my boys!
I am so glad that we can have fun like this!
Happy creating everyone!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lovely Little Find

I was meandering through some blogs today and I came across www.amybella.blogspot.com - in this blog Amy posted the above pictures and I fell in love with them. I love finding pictures like these, I love drawing them too. I might take to my journal later on and see what fun things I can draw from these pictures. My head has been so visual lately that I look at everything around me through rose colored glasses.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Thanks Amy for sharing them.
God bless